site serves as an introductory research guide to the art of the medieval
kingdom of Hungary. The kingdom, founded in 1000 AD, covered a much larger
territory than modern Hungary, and included areas such as present-day
Slovakia, Transylvania (today in Romania), as well as Croatia. The kingdom
reached its peak during the 14th and 15th centuries, under rulers from the
Angevin, Luxemburg and Hunyadi families, but essentially collapsed during
the Turkish attacks of the early 16th century.
The site contains
information primarily about the art of medieval Hungary, but the topic is
framed in a larger Central-European context, with links to sites dealing
with the medieval art of Bohemia, Poland and Austria as well.
The main goals of this page at the
moment are to provide an up to date list of publications about the region's
medieval art and provide fresh information about medieval art in Hungary, as
well as to collect useful Internet links.
Information on this site is arranged in the following
Museums, libraries and treasuries abroad preserve a great number of
objects coming from the medieval Kingdom of Hungary. The page lists and
illustrates the most famous of these works. Includes a preliminary checklist
of medieval and Renaissance object of Hungarian provenance in America.
This new section of the website will contain an
ever-growing corpus of photos dedicated to medieval subjects. First up are a
series of images documenting recent exhibitions in Hungary (Verrocchio's
Christ, Sigismundus Rex et Imperator, The Dowry of Beatrice).
Many sites provide excellent links to a
great number of web sites dedicated to medieval art. If you are
interested in other aspects of medieval art, I suggest that you start
with some of the following sites:
The International Center of Medieval Art
- "Founded in 1956, it seeks to promote the study
of the visual arts
of the Middle Ages in Europe. Its worldwide membership includes
museum professionals, collectors and other enthusiasts. ICMA publishes a scholarly journal,
Gesta; a newsletter, etc."
TMR -The Medieval
Review - You'll find the archives of excellent online book reviews
as well as information about subscribing.